Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Willcox

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  • July 16, 2017
    This national site is unknown, few people visit, and cause, to reach the ruins of this fort in 1862, to walk 2 hours. I have meet anyone during these 2 h walk, if it isn't white tailed deers, and the ruins of the fort are not extraordinary, walking in it even is nice, with beautiful landscapes in the background.
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  • July 4, 2017
    We hiked in to see the ruins and enjoyed stopping at the graveyard and Apache Spring where we splashed some cool water on our faces. The ruins were interesting and I enjoyed reading the placards along...  more »
  • June 9, 2017
    This was one of the best adventures and surprised me. You drive on a dirt road to the trail head. It is 1.5 mile hike to the visotr center and the ruins of the ft. bowie . The hike is mostly sun expos...  more »
  • April 14, 2017
    I have lived in AZ most of my life and never realized how large Fort Bowie was and what they did there. You walk a trail for 1 1/2 miles to get there. You walk past a rest stop where the Butterfield Stagecoaches once stopped. You will also walk by the Post Cemetery, take time to read the information. Please plan on spending time visiting with the Rangers who work there and hear the stories about the fort. You can almost see the soldiers walking around the buildings after seeing how many people lived there. This is truly a historic site you don't want to miss. Make sure you have good walking shoes, a hat and lots of water.
  • April 29, 2017
    Great history here points of interest and remains of Ft Bowie. 1 1/2 mile walk to fort sight from parking lot, but I feel it worth it. The trail has several points of interest to.
  • May 31, 2017
    Great place to hike around and view historic sites. The place markers for key locations were easy to find and easy to read.
  • March 10, 2017
    A hidden gem of the National Park system. To get to the fort, you have to hike 1.5 miles, but along the way there are exhibits setting the stage. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
  • March 21, 2017
    Very interesting history, nice to expirence some of it in person! Have to hike in 1.5 miles. Only allow handicapped placard vehicles to use access road; confusing directions on this.

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